OK, very mild disappointments in the scheme of things – I’m just being a drama queen with my post titles.
I’d been all keyed up to jump on the scales today, after a week of being so virtuous with my food intake. And not too shabby with the exercise either. Well, so I thought – till I wrote it down.
Wednesday – 1 hour swim squad
Thursday - (errgh! can’t remember!)
Friday – , rode round block a few times to test leg. 1 hour swim squad.
Saturday – 46km bike ride.
Monday – 1 hour swim squad
Tuesday – 30 min walk up the beach
What a let down. No change at all. I know that my scales are only in 500g increments, but I was psyched up to get a repeat of last week’s 1kg loss. Obviously not enough exercise and obviously still not good enough in the ‘energy in’ department’.
I know we will be getting stuck into it from Monday with both calorie intake, and the burning thereof… I guess I just thought that having cut back on all rubbish food might have made some difference. (This is where in the past I’d get depressed and give up – so at least this time I can’t do that.) I suppose this is a message that I can’t ‘cheat’ with some things…
The other disappointment was that I got stuck on school canteen, and couldn’t get away to do my make-up swim squad. The swimming has been so great for my calf muscle recuperation, and I’d made such progress on Monday (I was starting to be able to kick enough to do half a lap of drills) I was really looking forward to today.
When I got home I did get my MTB out, and I rode round and round the block for 6km/20mins (before the kids got home from school), so I guess that’s something I wouldn’t have done previously. I just would have moaned to myself that I missed my swimming.
After going for a walk up the beach yesterday afternoon, my recalcitrant knee – that has actually been behaving while my calf was bad- decided to hurt. I ended up taking a nurofen this morning, despite what I heard about nurofen and voltaren on the news last night.
Maybe I’m pushing it too much too soon, but I’m itching to get back out here. When I’ve got this beach on my doorstep, it’s not hard to choose ‘outdoor’ training over going to a gym… I’m just kind of still waiting to know what guidance/directions I might get.
Also just waiting now for my ‘Crunch Time’ dvd to arrive.